Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fire Weather Meteorologists

I ran across an article today that I thought you might find interesting about meteorologists who focus on fire weather.

Click here to read more.

All eyes are on Tropial Storm Erika as it moves west-northwest. Interests in the Bahamas and the southeast US should keep an eye on this system.

Hurricane Jimena is losing some strength but the damage has been done in some communities of the Baja of California. Huge surf, high wind and heavy rains have toppled trees and powerlines.

The storm will further weaken and significantly slow down, lingering well into the weekend over the desert southwest and northern Mexico as a remnant area of low pressure.

The climate prediction center is predicting the chance for heavy rain over Arizona and New Mexico this Labor Day weekend -- so for all our desert observers -- have your gauge ready to go!

And if you will be out of town, make sure it is empty before you leave and then be ready to report a multi-day accumulation when you return!

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